LibriVox recording of The Prince and Betty by P. G. Wodehouse. Read by Don W. Jenkins.
The Prince and Betty is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It was originally published in Ainslee's Magazine in the United States in January 1912, and, in a slightly different form, as a serial in Strand Magazine in the United Kingdom between February and April 1912, before being published in book form, in the UK only, by Mills & Boon, London, on 1 May that year. A substantially different version, which incorporated the plot of Psmith, Journalist, was published in the US by W. J. Watt, New York on 14 February 1912, and is the only version now widely available. (This is the version presented here.) The story tells of how unscrupulous millionaire Benjamin Scobell decides to build a casino on the small Mediterranean island of Mervo, dragging in the unwitting heir to the throne to help. Little does he know that his stepdaughter Betty has history with the young man John Maude, and his schemes lead to a rift between the newly-reunited pair. (Introduction from Wikipedia)
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October 5, 2011 Subject:
I really loved this story
John never knew much about his father as the subject was forbidden by his uncle. One day, his uncle calls him into the office where they both work, and gives him his inheritance and kicks him out without a backwards glance! Okay, so he's rich, but where does he go now? Imagine his surprise when he is asked to return to the throne vacated by his father, a former prince of Mervo.
Enter snarky businessman Scoble who has grand ideas of using this 'prince' as an attraction at his new casino on Mervo, and the prince must have a princess... oh how about his stepdaughter!
Wodehouse does a nice job of setting up a wonderful story that takes us through different settings and locations. It is always good for laughs, and always ends well.
Don Jenkins is a wonderful reader, he does a great job with character voices and his recordings are always excellent. Thanks Don!
September 22, 2011 Subject:
The Prince and Betty by P. G. Wodehouse. Read by Don W. Jenkins.
Don Jenkins does a really top notch job of bring out the humor of the story. As always, Wodehouse's stories are worth the time to listen and enjoy. Thanks to Don.